Message from the Mayor regarding New Milton Town Centre

Over the past few days, your Town Council has been working with Hampshire County Council and New Forest District Council to prepare the main shopping areas in New Milton for the opening of more businesses from tomorrow, Monday 15th June 2020.

 

All the signage and social distancing rules adopted are in line with central government guidelines.

 

To facilitate the 2 metre rule, it will be necessary to close small stretches of road and widen some pavements at a few critical ‘pinch points’ especially around the main traffic lights in the town centre.

 

We ask all residents to be cautious with a special request for drivers and cyclists to be extra vigilant especially in areas where the road layout has been changed, or will be changed later in the week.

 

These changes, which are being made for the benefit of all residents, will be kept under constant review, with alterations made as government guidelines evolve and alter over coming weeks.

 

Please take care and remember some residents may be less mobile than others and may therefore need a little extra time to cross roads etc, so please be patient.

 

Stay alert, stay safe, save lives.

 

Cllr Alvin Reid, Mayor of New Milton

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